- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

LONG BEACH, Miss. (AP) - Glenn W. Mitchell, who was one of Mississippi’s youngest city leaders when he was elected mayor of Long Beach in 1980, has died at age 59.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1E1gmQ7 ) Mitchell died Sunday.

He was a 24-year-old Democrat when he won a special mayoral election using the slogan, “Old enough to know, young enough to grow.” He later switched to the Republican Party.

During Mitchell’s first few months in office, police and firefighters received a raise of $150 a month, and city workers received civil service protection. Mitchell was vocal about keeping casinos out of Long Beach.

He lost his bid at a third consecutive term in 1989. Voters re-elected him in 1993, and he was mayor more than 15 years.

Riemann Funeral Home says services will be private.


Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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